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Seeing The Sights By Bike

Keara Mehlert
Keara Mehlert October 3, 2013 Keara Mehlert is the Property & Development Services Program Director at Arlington Transportation Partners. She has been car-free and loving it for the past five years and has been biking 5.5 miles to work every day since October 2012.
ATP TAKEAWAY: There's a growing bicycle culture in the region, as more employees, residents and visitors are seeking an easier and more efficient way to get around. Here are some of the attractions that are popular with visitors.

The DC area has witnessed an immense growth in the bicycle culture. More employees, residents and visitors are seeking an easier and more efficient way to get around, whether it's to commute to work, or to take in the many sights in the area. Moreover, visitors to Arlington now enjoy a wealth of options and unprecedented bike access.

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Here in Arlington, there are plenty of attractions that are popular with visitors such as Arlington Cemetery and Iwo Jima, and are easily accessible by bike. Residents and visitors in Arlington now enjoy many miles of bike lanes and bike routes throughout Arlington.

More hotels are providing visitors with quick access bikes. Guests can take advantage of a great shared-use trail system that includes the Mount Vernon Trail, Custis Trail and the Washington & Old Dominion Trail. Hotels can have their own fleet of bicycles to offer to guests, which is a good option for those who want to go on longer bike rides or travel around the area for the day. For guests interested in traveling shorter trips, one day or three day Capital Bikeshare memberships can be provided as another amenity. ATP can assist hotels with purchasing these discounted short-term memberships in bulk, just contact us today to get started.

Also, don’t forget about providing bike maps and other resources to help visitors find their way around the area by bike! Hotels can order these and other transportation materials for free through ATP’s Brochure Services.

With so many hotels in the DC area, help your property stand out amongst potential visitors by becoming more bike friendly today. Contact ATP today to learn more about how we can assist your hotel.

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Photo Credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com for Arlington Transportation Partners

Tags: Bike, Capital Bikeshare, Visit Arlington, Hotels

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